Ariana was born in Greendale, WI and received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from ASU. She taught first grade in Tempe and Phoenix for 6 years before leaving to pursue professional running. She is married to her husband, Matt and they have a Black Labrador named Gussie. When not running in San Diego, CA, Ariana enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, wine tasting, traveling, and creating fun Vegan dishes. She also swimming in the ocean and visiting San Diego's numbers breweries.
Ariana's favorite races include the Southwest Spine and Sports 15k, Grandma's Marathon, and Twin Cities Marathon. She loves running in Northern Arizona, Big Bear, California, and on Coronado Island in San Diego.
Ariana quit the high school track team three weeks in because she hated running!
Her goals for 2015 and beyond are to whittle down to that 2:30 mark in the marathon. As a dual citizen with Latvia, she is looking forward to competing for the country of her heritage.
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5K Roads – 16:59 (04/12)
10K Roads – 34:53 (11/11)
10 Mile – 57:56 (10/12)
15k-- 52:43 (01/14)
25k- 1:32:37 (05/11)
1/2 Marathon – 1:14:22 (01/14)
Marathon – 2:35:20 (10/14)
Tucson Half Marathon 2013- 1:15:47 1st place
Big Sur Half Marathon 2013- 1:16:27 6th place
Boston Marathon 2013- 2:42:00 6th American
Olympic Trials Marathon 2012- 2:37:37 29th place
Grandma's Marathon 2012- 2:40:03 6th place
San Diego Rock and Roll Half Marathon 2012 1:15:32 2nd place
OC Half Marathon 2012 1:15:51 1st place
2012 Carlsbad 5000 16:59 1st place age group 30-39
Hollywood Half Marathon 2012 1:17:03 3rd place
Phoenix 10k 2011 34:53 1st place
Cow Harbor 10k 35:13 8th place
America's Finest City Half Marathon 2011 1:17:27- 2nd place
Grandma's Marathon 2011- 2:37:28 10th place, 2012 Olympic Trials 'A' Standard
PF Chang's Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon 2011 2:45:35 5th place, Olympic Trials ‘B’ Standard
2014 US Half Marathon Championships 1:14:22 - 19th place
2014 Nordea Riga Marathon 2:40:22 - 2nd place
2014 USATF Marathon Championships 2:35:20 - 4th Place, 2016 Olympic Trials 'A' Standard